Wednesday's NBA DFS Picks
Tonight features just one game in the NBA Playoffs as the Houston Rockets host the Utah Jazz for Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Here’s our six NBA Daily Fantasy Picks for the game.
In a single game format on DraftKings, players get to selection six options at any position with a $50,000 budget. Here’s the six players we are using for the contest.
Rockets’ James Harden, $17,100: Harden has been great in the playoffs, especially at home. He had 65.5 fantasy points in Game 1 of this series and I think he should roll to another great game tonight. Harden is always a triple-double threat and can shoot the lights out.
Rockets’ Clint Capela, $11,400: Capela has had a double-double in three straight games, including 16 points and 12 rebounds in Game 1 of the series. I think he will continue to produce for Houston as the Jazz cycle through a lot of frontcourt options.
Jazz’ Jae Crowder, $6,200: With Ricky Rubio still dealing with a hamstring injury and the defensive focus being put on Donovan Mitchell, others will have to step up for Utah. Crowder had 21 points and five rebounds in Game 1. While somewhat inconsistent, he has put up over 34 fantasy points in two of his last three games.
Rockets’ Trevor Ariza, $5,800: Ariza is another inconsistent player, but he is coming off a lull in Game 1. He has typically responded with a good game after a poor one. Regardless, Ariza plays over 30 minutes most nights and eventually that much time leads to big production.
Jazz’ Royce O’Neale, $4,400: O’Neale had 20.75 fantasy points in Game 1 and he has logged at least 20 minutes in three of Utah’s last four games. That includes 29 minutes in Game 1. You need some cheap options and O’Neale has potential to play well over value.
Jazz’ Alec Burks, $4,000: Burks is most likely to see a boost in time if Rubio is unable to go. He played 17 minutes the last two games and has produced 35.75 fantasy points over those 34 minutes. He has 20 fantasy points in Game 1 and I think he can continue to increase his total as he gets more comfortable on the floor.